J’can businessman freed by T&T kidnappers

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Yohan Chin, the Jamaican businessman kidnapped by gangsters in Trinidad and Tobago on April 14, is free at last, The Gleaner has learnt. Gleaner contacts at the Trinidad Guardian last night said Chin was believed to have been released yesterday…

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Obeah clash - Church leaders vow to resist minister’s bid to legalise practice

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For more than a century, the practice of obeah has been illegal under Jamaican law. But just as lawmakers were getting ready to push the maximum fine to $1 million for anyone found guilty of practising obeah, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck signalled…

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‘Moony’ shot in the head - Police say sports administrator’s throat wasn’t slashed

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Western Bureau: Contrary to media reports, popular Montego Bay businessman Raymond ‘Moony’ Kerr, who was found dead at his home in the western city on Monday, did not die as a result of his throat being slashed but was, in fact, killed by a single…

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Work to finally begin on new MoBay fire station 13 years later

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Western Bureau: Thirteen years after the former structure was demolished, the city of Montego Bay will finally receive a new fire station with ground to be broken tomorrow for the construction of a modern multimillion-dollar facility. The…

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‘Let us see Seaga’ - Closed casket arrangement upsets West Kgn residents

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There is discontent over news that the coffin of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga will remain closed as the body lies in state across the island for Jamaicans to pay their final respects to a man hailed as one of the key architects of nationhood…

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Greenwich Town on edge after murders

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A section of Greenwich Town in St Andrew remained tense yesterday as police and soldiers maintained a strong presence in the community following Monday’s shooting death of two men, one of whom was said to be an area leader. The dead men have been…

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PanJam to ROK Kingston waterfront with Hilton hotel

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PanJam’s naming of its waterfront development as the ROK Hotel, in partnership with the international brand Hilton, will aid in the revival of the downtown Kingston business district that has been afflicted by urban blight for decades, says…

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$6m pumped into initiative for more child-friendly schools

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The National College for Education Leadership (NCEL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) valued at close to $6 million for the development of digital content to support an online programme in…

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Judge to rule on no-case submissions

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Trial judge Justice Marcia Dunbar-Green is today expected to rule on no-case submissions made by defence attorneys on behalf of Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte, both of whom are charged with murder. It is alleged that the…

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News Briefs

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A suspect has been taken into custody following the murder of a man during a robbery along the Richmond main road in Christiana, Manchester, on Monday. Dead is 38-year-old Romeo Fuller, a taxi driver of Sedburgh…

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